Identity movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant identity movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking, interesting, suspenseful and melancholic films and TV shows about / with identity, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, obsession, runaway, weird, mystery and loneliness plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
identity movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as identity: Frank (2014), The Chrysalis (2012), Renaissance (2006), The Passenger (1975), Source Code (2011), Frozen Days (2005), Identity Thief (2013), Enemy of the State (1998), Shattered (1991), Inland Empire (2006).

List of identity movies

Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, touching, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: music, suicide, music band, identity, musician, eccentricity, mental illness, creativity, deadpan, loneliness, character study, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ireland, britain
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The Chrysalis (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 2013 Chinese horror film directed by Qiu Chuji
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: identity, false memory, memory, amnesia, split personality, disappearance, abduction, love triangle, mystery, mental institution, couple relations, uncover truth ...
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Renaissance (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: To find Ilona and unlock the secrets of her disappearance, Karas must plunge deep into the parallel worlds of corporate espionage, organized crime and genetic research - where the truth imprisons whoever finds it first and miracles can be bought but ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, monopoly, investigation, police detective, disappearance, corporation, crimes, rescue, woman in danger, law enforcement, society, confined ...
Time: future
Place: paris france, europe, france
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The Passenger (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 126 min.
Story: David Locke (Jack Nicholson) is a world-weary American journalist who has been sent to cover a conflict in northern Africa, but he makes little progress with the story. When he discovers the body of a stranger who looks similar to him, Locke assumes ...
Style: stylized, road movie, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: desert, identity, hotel, on the road, terrorism, journalism, espionage, starting over, reporter, passport, war correspondent, guide ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: barcelona, europe, africa, former yugoslavia, india ...
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Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, suspenseful, captivating, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, save the day, imaginary, suspicion, terrorism, danger, alternate reality, parallel universe ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
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Frozen Days (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meow is a young woman roaming the streets and nightclubs of Tel Aviv. She lives in empty apartments and surfs the internet chat rooms. She decides to meet Alex, her chat buddy. They plan to meet in a nightclub but a suicide bombing prevents their ...
Style: mind bending, bleak, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: neo noir, losing-it hero, obsession, mystery, identity, apartment, false name, police, drug dealer, drugs, neighbor, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
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Identity Thief (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief -- a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, absurd, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, thief, crime, crimes, escapades, road trip, cons and scams, dishonesty, pretense, dumb, identity, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, colorado, miami, san francisco
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Enemy of the State (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, uncover truth, fighting the system, conspiracy, manhunt, satellite, mexican standoff, secret hideout, life is a bitch, evidence, politics, paranoia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., baltimore, usa
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Shattered (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet ...
Style: disturbing, erotic, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, investigation, infidelity, murder, suspicion, plastic surgery, mind game, haunted by the past, couple relations, neo noir, car accident ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
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Inland Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: filmmaking, danger, actress, debt, seance, infidelity, murder, makeup artist, lifestyle, nightmare, woman in danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, los angeles, europe, usa, california ...
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Sami Blood (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sami girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930s and phrenological examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ...
Style: harsh
Plot: racism, boarding school, coming of age, identity, lapland, corporal punishment, female director, applying lipstick, ball, metronome, first sexual experience, camp ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: sweden
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Beneath Clouds (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: racism, prison, coming of age, on the road, love and romance, life is a bitch, young heroes, opposites attract, family relations, couples, mother daughter relationship, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Youth Without Youth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Romania, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in Europe before WWII, professor of language and philosophy Dominic Matei is struck by lightning and ages backwards from 70 to 40 in a week, attracting the world and the Nazis. While on the run, the professor ...
Style: atmospheric, philosophical, stylized, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: fountain of youth, danger, supernatural, suicidal, imaginary, aging, elderly, love affair, secret identity, new identity, nudity (full frontal - brief), secret ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: romania, india, asia, europe, nepal ...
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Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A serial killer targeting the city's mobsters taunts police with clues and photos left behind at the crime scenes. A veteran cop takes on a rookie partner hoping to crack one last case before retiring. As the web of deception and lies unravels, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, mind game, psychopath, rivalry, danger, track down, deadly, law enforcement, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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Waiting for the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ayse/Eleni who is a member of a Greek family in Turkey is forced to immigrate from Trabzon to Mersin in her early ages. However, the events that happen cause her to face her own past.
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, epic, touching ...
Plot: nostalgia, identity, elderly lovers, golden years, village life, love and romance, ocean or sea, family relations, elderly, deportation, village, female director ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: greece, turkey
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Drifting Flowers (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three poetic tales of seeking the true identity. In the first story, Jing, a blind singer, falls in love with her band's tomboy accordionist Diego. In another time and place, Lily, an elderly lesbian and Yen, her gay friend, create an ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: gender, feminism, fall in love, love affair, gays and lesbians, love and romance, teenage life, couples, lgbt, mother daughter relationship, friendship, lesbian couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, taiwan
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Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Style: sentimental, motivational, emotional, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, poverty, survival, missing child, childhood, loneliness, courage, destiny, long lost relative, lost child, adopted son, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 2010s, 80s, year 1986
Place: india, australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
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The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, offbeat, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, conspiracy, suicide, satire, ghost, tenant, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, danger, suicide attempt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, touching, bleak, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lesbian, rape, hidden identity, tragic love, gender bending, sexuality, friendship, lesbianism, small town, gay slur, gender ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: mystery, lesbian, obsession, strong sexual content, hollywood, hallucination, dreams, lesbianism, lesbian sex, death, cowboy, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Being John Malkovich (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, psychological, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: subconscious, actor, puppeteer, mind control, sexual identity, love triangle, psychology, obsession, satire, body swapping, pets, pet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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The Salton Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her ...
Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: methamphetamine, drug abuse, neo noir, violence, drug lord, death of wife, vengeance, crime, crimes, working undercover, double life, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Bourne Identity (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: An unconscious man is washed ashore on the beach of a small French village during a heavy storm. A retired doctor takes care of the unconscious stranger. When the mysterious man recovers, he can't remember a thing...he does not know his name, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, amnesia, heroes, on the run, memory loss, adventure, terrorism, hitman, identity, uncover truth, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, zurich switzerland, france
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Advantageous (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, despite the instability surfacing in their world.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, futuristic, captivating ...
Plot: unemployment, corporation, family relations, life is a bitch, single parent, society, mother daughter relationship, technology, distopia, hologram, parenthood, imagination ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, united states, california
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When Day Breaks (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, France, Croatia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a retired music professor, Misha Brankov, who under unusual circumstances discovers his true origins. At the place where once stood a Nazi concentration camp for Jews during World War II, a metal box filled with documents is found. It ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, family relations, buried truth, elderly, escapades, obsessive quest, lifesaver, concentration camp, holocaust, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia, europe
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Tramontane (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. He sings in a choir and edits Braille documents for an income. His life unravels when he tries to apply for a passport and discovers that his identification card, which he has carried ...
Plot: choir, blindness, braille, passport, identity, false identity, drumming, fake id, violin, adopted son, sheik, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: lebanon
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, friendship, suicide attempt, mentally unstable, psychiatric ward, eating disorder, coming of age, patient, female protagonist, borderline personality disorder ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Transit  (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The German troops are just outside Paris. Georg escapes to Marseille at the last moment. His luggage contains the legacy of a writer named Weidel, who took his own life out of fear of persecution. This legacy comprises a manuscript, some letters and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating, tense
Plot: love, refugee, on the run, fake identity, police, love interest, police raid, song, doctor, identity, amusement park, deaf mute ...
Place: paris france, marseille
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Sense8 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other's lives, each other's secrets, and in terrible danger. Ordinary people suddenly reborn as ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sex scene, lgbt, supernatural, danger, survival, love affair, telepathy, chases and races, imaginary, secret organization, destiny, orgy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, london, mumbai india, san francisco, berlin germany
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The Body (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, missing person, crimes, uncover truth, morgue, mystery, infidelity, haunted by the past, love, adultery, little girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
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